Monday, December 31, 2007
"Satchmo" is jazz greatest trumpeter
Jamaica’s most renowned trumpeter is unquestionably Sonny Bradshaw OD, a bandleader since 1950 who founded the famed Jamaica Big Band. Another illustrious Jamaican trumpeter is the self-taught Mickey Hanson and remember the highly acclaimed Bobby Ellis, then there is the celebrated UK based, septuagenarian Jamaican trumpeter Eddy “Tan Tan” Thornton, and Don Drummonds. Offbeat must mention a promising young and upcoming trumpeter Craig Henry.
Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, one of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century, he was first known as a cornet player, then as a trumpet player, and toward the end of his career he was best known as a vocalist and became one of the most influential jazz singer.
Digital DeamDoor.com cites Louis Armstrong not only as the #5 Greatest Singer, the Greatest Jazz Artist of all-times but also to that website voted Satchmo as the Greatest trombonist ever ahead Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Below are their 100 Greatest Trombonist.
1, Louis Armstrong, 2. Miles Davis, 3. Dizzy Gillespie, 4. Clifford Brown, 5. Lee Morgan, 6. Roy Eldridge, 7. Freddie Hubbard, 8. Donald Byrd, 9. Bix Biederbecke10. Fats Navarro, 11. Harry James, 12. Wynton Marsalis, 13. Art Farmer, 14. Chet Baker, 15. Roy Hargrove, 16. Arturo Sandoval, 17. Blue Mitchell, 18. Maynard Ferguson, 19. Kenny Dorham,
20. Al Hirt, 21. Joe 'King' Oliver, 22. Woody Shaw, 23. Don Cherry, 29. Clark Terry, 30. Chuck Mangione, 36. Rick Braun, 41. Hugh Masekela, 42. Herb Alpert, 44. Quincy Jones, 48. Terence Blanchard, 52. Chris Botti, 72. Stacy Rowles.